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Item 12001

N. Malloy Sends Instructions to his lawyer, Houlton, 1831

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1831

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 12801

Nathan Cummings, Portland, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1865

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 13503

Oxford Bank note, Fryeburg, 1837

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: 1837-07-10

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Ink on paper, ink on linen

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.